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  YOUNG GIRLS GOING TO THE PROCESSION - A notable ceremony of the Catholic Church, honored in a Latin countries, is a procession of the clergy and people in formal march, visiting some church in state, either to give thanks or implore special dispensation. There are also processions of the host or sacrament, of our Saviour to Mount Calvary, of the Rosary, and other forms. These ceremonies have taken a strong hold on the faith and senses of the people, and have served potently to hold society together and assuage bloodshed. Contrasted with these peaceful walks across the odorous fields by happy damsels, the alarms and crimes of war become intolerable, and gradually lessen. It is said that St. Chrysoston, the unrivaled orator of Constantinople, was the first to introduce processions from Pagan customs into the Christian Church. The followers of Arius, being forced to hold their meetings out of the city, went forth together, singing anthems; and Chrysostom (Golden-Mouth) in order to overcome this, organized the orthodox clergy and people into counter-processions, carrying crosses and flambeaux by night. The painter of this beautiful picture, which was exhibited in the French section of the Art Palace, at Chicago, Jules Adolphe Aime Louis Breton, is one of two celebrated brothers, born at Courrieres, France. Jules is renowned for work of which this is a type, sometimes entering with a sterner skill into the pathetic aspects of life among the lowly. The brother, Emile, excels with snow scenes and moonlight.
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